RobotIf you want to learn a little about a lot and fast, you could do worse than these nineteen free apps from m.r.androids. It’s like the perfect nexus for us: technology! mobile! online! learning! open!

Open? Yep. The content of these lightweight quiz apps is licensed CC BY 3.0.

I heard about these from David Rose, Globetrotter, who’s busy putting them places like CS402 (Computer Communications and Networks). I should note: as the name might imply, these are not available for iOS devices, for which we’d almost be sorry, except we’ve given you 41 courses so far over at iTunes U. We’re not monsters, after all.

Nineteen quiz apps dealing with computing, available free in the Google Play store. Generally speaking, “Audience is High School to Undergraduate Computer Science students, professionals refreshing their knowledge, and non-native English speakers trying to improve their English technical vocabulary.”

Apps (and no, I don’t want to talk about my table formatting…it’s perfect the way it is):

Computer Networking Computer Hardware Databases Wireless Networks Robotics
Python Programming Computer Creativity Software Engineering Computer Security C++ Programming
Operating Systems GNU/Linux Review Basic Assembly Language (x86) Computer Software Computer Scientists
Java Programming PHP Programming Basic HTML Information Systems

Mark, who asks for no registration, serves no ads, and doesn’t require device permissions — and who also reminds us, via Horace, sapere aude! (Dare to be wise!)


  • Well-rated
  • Free
  • Openly-licensed
  • Light-weight
  • Offline
  • Work on nearly all versions of Android

Share early, share often, and if you of a great resource, I want to hear about it! You can clue me in in the comments of find me at my watering hole.

One thought on “We Love Resources: 19 Computing Apps from m.r.androids

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